Milestones: Dec. 17, 1965

Marriage Revealed. Althea Gibson, 38, former top-ranked U.S. women's tennis star (TIME cover, Aug. 26, 1957), now trying it as a pro golfer (33rd on the ladies' money list this year); and William Darben, 40, production coordinator for Bendix Corp.; both for the first time; in Las Vegas, on Oct. 17.

Died. Flora Mae Jackson, 35, known as "Baby Flo" to U.S. carnival goers, billing herself as "The World's Largest Woman" and tipping the scales at a fantastic 840 Ibs.; of heart disease; in Jacksonville, Fla.

Died. John Henry Hambro, 61, chairman of London's Hambros...

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